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Red Gum trail

Wyrrabalong National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Red Gum trail.

Track grading

Features of this track


3.4km loop


1hr 15min - 1hr 45min

Quality of markings

Clearly sign posted

Experience required

Some bushwalking experience recommended


No steps


Short steep hills: In the southern part of the loop (along Burrawang track) there's a 500-600m section of track that's a steep uphill, following the natural slope of the land.

Quality of path

Formed track: The walk is along a 4m-wide hard-packed ground firetrail reinforced with rubber canvas material. Please be mindful as this surface can be slippery.

There are tree roots at points along the track.

Other barriers

Gates: There's a vehicle gate along the track with access for pedestrians.

Getting there and parking

Red gum trail starts from Burrawang picnic area in the northern section of Wyrrabalong National Park.

To get there:

  • Travel north along Wilfred Barnett Drive from the entrance
  • After about 7.5km, you'll see a small carpark on your left at Burrawang picnic area.


There's a hard-packed ground carpark just off the main road at Burrawang picnic area where the walk begins.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Wyrrabalong National Park. Here are some of the highlights.


A spring visit allows you to see gorgeous wildflower displays as you walk through the park.


It's summertime and the water's great – visit to surf, swim or snorkel in the park's superb beaches and it's a great time of year to fish for prawns and blue swimmer crabs at Tuggerah Lake.


Head to Wyrrabalong or Crackneck lookouts – these high headlands are perfect posts for watching whales on their northern migration.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


20°C and 25°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


10°C and 17°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



Seats and resting points

There are 2 seats with backrests along the walk. One is around 1.5km along the trail and the other is at the lookout, 800m along at the top of the trail.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Beach safety

Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).


Disability access level - hard

  • The walk is along a 4m-wide track that's hard-packed ground. The surface of the track has been reinforced with rubber canvas material, similar to a conveyer belt. This surface can be slippery.
  • There may be occasional obstacles like tree roots along the track.
  • There is a vehicle gate along the walk with access for pedestrians.
  • In the southern part of the loop (along Burrawang track), there's a 500-600m section of track that is a steep uphill.




Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Red Gum trail

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